The White Sock Campaign was created by the Save A Leg, Save A Life (SALSAL) Foundation to help raise awareness of PAD, diabetes, and the prevention of amputation. The SALSAL has developed a pin with a sock on just one end of the ribbon. This is to promote solidarity with our amputees. It also signifies the many wound care patients that often can wear only one shoe, while the foot may be wrapped with a dressing. Many times, a sock is the only outer garment that will fit over the bulky dressings.
We are asking physicians, clinicians, and staff across the country to participate in The Save a Leg, Save a Life (SALSAL) Foundation’s White Sock Campaign. The goal is to raise awareness of the connection between PAD and diabetes and the importance of early vascular care – we do this by wearing one simple and visible tool: a white sock.
The white sock symbolizes the many diabetes patients with late-stage PAD who have had an amputation or risk amputation due to delayed treatment.